[Need Help] Apple Care MacBook Pro Replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jonoo, May 27, 2011.

  1. Jonoo, May 27, 2011
    Last edited: May 27, 2011

    Jonoo macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2011
    Hi This is my first thread in this forums

    My MBP had many problems. I have to get it to repaired 4 time but it still not working as it used to be

    1st Trackpad

    2nd Logicboard ,Speaker ,hinge

    3rd Logicboard

    4th Logicboard ,Display

    So I called applecare they said that they will replace the mbp for me but the model that they will give me is '11 mbp 15" [$1800]
    i7 2.0
    6490M 256mb
    500gb@ 5400rpmmodel w/o any upgrade

    I speak to the senior technical support and they said that they can offer me nothing but the base model

    My Current MBP is '08 mbp 15" [$3000+]
    2.8 C2D
    320GB @7200rpm
    9600gt 512MB

    I know that the CPU is much faster but I still wondering why the GPU and HDD were Downgrade

    I think the memory of the GPU that is only is not enough 256mb for auto cad when using 30" ACD
    and the hdd is only 5400rpm they said that if I would like they to change it to 7200rpm I have to pay the difference .

    and they said nothing about applecare that left on my current one [11/21/2011]

    Should I get the higher model spec or the model that they offer me
  2. ShootingStars macrumors member

    May 13, 2011
    lmfao dude check benchmarks of the GPU before you post here :)
  3. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2006
  4. nickcao macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    Why they replace ur 15' mbp with 13'? When they replaced mine they did 15' to 15'.
  5. Kariya macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010
    You best jump on the base model before they yank the offer off the table.
  6. MADMAXX macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Agreed the new one will kick the ass out of yours.
  7. Queen of Spades, May 27, 2011
    Last edited: May 27, 2011

    Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

    Queen of Spades

    May 9, 2008
    The Iron Throne
    The new one is way better than your old one, take what they're offering. You may have paid $3000 for your old MBP (2 and some years ago, I'm assuming), but the depreciation in value and performance on that thing means you're coming out way ahead.

    You should look at some benchmarks as another poster said, the GPU in the 2011 model kicks your old model's behind. The CPU is obviously not even a question - far superior. The only spec that's not a marked improvement is the hard drive - and the difference between the extra 180GB you're getting vs. the slight speed increase between 5400RPM and 7200RPM makes it negligible. Not to mention all the other upgrades - Thunderbolt, HD iSight, audio out through MDP, better battery life, etc. etc.

    If your old 9600GT could run it, then the 6490M can.
  8. iStudentUK macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2009
    Take the deal! Free 2011 MBP in exchange for a 2008 model!

    If you want upgrade the hard drive, but jump on this deal!
  9. tcphoto macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    Madison, GA
    I have had two machines replaced by Apple, one tower and one MBP. They are to replace with the unit with where in the line up your's was, base, middle or high end. Was your's a high end or BTO? I would remind them of that or simply ask for a refund. My last receipt from a replacement reflected a refund and applied the money to the new MBP. Yes, it is very nice to get a new machine but that is what you get when you go through so many repairs and buy AppleCare.
  10. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    I think you have an argument on the GPU memory. You can always say that you had 512MB vram and the new one is only offered at 256MB and see where that takes you. I've seen people make this argument and were then offered a match or more in terms of the vram. The power of the GPU itself is better, but the vram is not and it may hurt in terms of running high resolutions as you mentioned. Good luck!
  11. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2006
    He didn't say they were offering a 13". They are doing a 15" for a 15".

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